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Harb threatens to quit cabinet

MP Boutros Harb at the parliament building in Beirut in November, 2007. (AFP PHOTO / Marwan Naamani)

BEIRUT - Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb threatens to quit the cabinet if the ministerial statement does not include the Baabda Agreement.

 

“We will not accept anything but the Baabda Agreement in the ministerial statement,” Harb said in an interview with An-Nahar newspaper.

 

Harb also voiced his rejection of the formula of “the unity of Lebanon’s people, army and Resistance.”

 

“It is not [acceptable] at all to add the so-called formula of the ‘unity of Lebanon’s people, army, and Resistance’ to the ministerial statement, [especially] after Hezbollah became involved in the war in Syria,” Harb added.

 

A new unity cabinet of 24 ministers was formed Saturday following eleven months of bickering between rival political parties.

 

All of the Lebanese parties agreed to participate in the cabinet, except for the Lebanese Forces, which maintained its refusal to sit at the same table as Hezbollah, due to of the latter’s engagement in the Syrian war alongside the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

MP Boutros Harb at the parliament building in Beirut in November, 2007. (AFP PHOTO / Marwan Naamani)

We will not accept anything but the Baabda Agreement in the ministerial statement.